ISLAMABAD: Imran Khan, the leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has been arrested by Rangers officials from the Islamabad Judicial Complex, according to the Inspector General of Islamabad on Tuesday.
The arrest was made in connection with the Qadir Trust case, as confirmed by the federal capital’s top cop. The IG Islamabad warned that Section 144 was in place and violations would result in police action.
The incident has drawn the attention of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice, Aamer Farooq, who has summoned IG Islamabad, the Secretary Interior, and the Additional Attorney General. Justice Farooq has ordered that the identities of those behind the arrest be revealed and the reasons for Imran’s detention be clarified. The judge has warned that action will be taken, “even if it has to be taken against ministers.”
Initial reports indicate that Imran has been taken to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) office in Rawalpindi.
The former premier was arrested from within the premises of the IHC, where he had appeared for a hearing of cases related to inciting mutiny.